Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Mr. Stefan Pasti

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative
United States of America

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for this opportunity to contribute to building a global narrative on food security and nutrition. I enclosed a short paper which sketches such a narative (...towards a new socio-technical regime based on agroecology) using past trends and 2050 FAO projections. The reference and abstract of this paper are below. Best regards, Bruno.


Reference : Dorin Bruno, 2017. "India and Africa in the Global Agricultural System (1960-2050): Towards a New Sociotechnical Regime?", Economic & Political Weekly, LII:25-26, June 24,  pp. 5-13.

Abstract : The asynchronous but somewhat similar agricultural trajectories of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, especially India, are analysed over nearly a century (1961–2050). Millions of pieces of data available on the past (1961–2007) and on a plausible future (2006–50 projections by the Food and Agriculture Organization) are organised in a simple world food model where production, trade and consumption are aggregated and balanced in calories. Given the current and/or future land–labour relationships that characterise India and Africa, can these regions experience the same structural transformation that the developed countries went through, or work together towards a new sociotechnical regime by developing their own regionally differentiated labour-intensive production investments and technological capacities for economic, social, and ecological sustainability?